The focus of the Over 13 Autism Program is primarily on skills for transition to adulthood. This can include independent living skills, social skills, employment readiness skills and increasing emotional knowledge of themselves and others. Social opportunities are presented in a group format and friendships are encouraged to continue into adulthood.
Sessions are offered at the NONA Clubhouse and in the community.
Once your child is enrolled in our Autism Program 13 and over we will provide.
- One weekly group session run by a BI
This to be accompanied with consultation from a Behaviour Analyst (BA) and the option of consultation from an Occupational Therapist, the amount to be determined by the team.
For more information, please contact Tania Wirachowsky Behaviour Analyst with the Autism Services Program.
- Autism Speaks
- Social Thinking
- Autism Community Training (ACT-BC)
- Provincial Outreach Program for Autism Spectrum Disorders (POPARD)
- Autism Internet Modules
- A Parent’s Handbook: Your Guide to Autism Programs, a BC Ministry of Children and Family Development publication.
- BC Government Autism Funding
The First Step
If you have concerns about your child please visit your family doctor who will be able to point you in the right direction. NONA’s Autism Program accepts referrals once a child has been diagnosed with Autism.
Referrals to Autism
Please complete our referral form if your child is under 19 and is diagnosed with autism. If you would like information about space on the Autism Program please contact the ASP Manager. Click Here to access the form.